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Bear & Staff

10-12 Bear Street, London, WC2H 7AX +44 2077686195

(((() British
Main course: £12
Food spend: £25
Opening hours
Monday to Thursday: 09:00 - 23:00
Friday & Saturday: 09:00 - 00:00
Sunday: 09:00 - 22:30

The food was very reasonable and delicious

Audrey Ardern-jones 07 October 2016
from London Borough of Camden

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Situated within easy reach of London’s Theatreland, The Bear & Staff is a traditional pub boasting a friendly atmosphere, a choice of ales and a modern twist on the traditional British menu. Housed in a building dating back to 1873 what is now our dining room was once a small theatre favoured by Charlie Chaplin, who occasionally used it for rehearsal space.

With Nicholson’s pubs first established back in the 19th century, the company has become synonymous with warm hospitality, fine pub food and a speciality stock of ales. Traditional favourites on offer including line caught sustainable Cod and Chips cooked in our own Nicholson's Pale Ale batter and our signature Steak & Ale Pie are bolstered by a seasonally changing range of dishes on the Nicholson’s menu. Also enjoy old-school desserts and nourishing breakfasts.

At the Nicholson’s bar expect to find six ale's including our famous Nicholson's Pale Ale, two regular ales and three guest ales which change with the seasons. Our resident cask master will be happy to offer matched ale and food pairing suggestions. Originally a gin palace the Bear & Staff drinks list features an extensive range of gins along with easy drinking wines, artisan soft drinks and classic lagers from around the world.

Bear & Staff in – Leicester Square is a minute’s walk from Leicester Square Tube Station and a 5-minute walk from Covent Garden Tube Station, Shaftesbury Avenue and Chinatown.

Bear & Staff

10-12 Bear Street, London, WC2H 7AX

Contact +44 2073210814
Reservations +44 2077686195

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Customer reviews for Bear & Staff

4.3 (((() (based on 15 reviews)
93% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (7)
  • value (6)
  • private dining (4)
  • entertainment (1)
  • trendy (1)
  • ((((* 29 November 2016 by Jenny Neewbery from Essex

    I had booked a table online for three of us to have a pre-theatre dinner but when we arrived the waitress in the dining room said she didn't have our booking despite me having e-mail confirmation on my phone. Luckily there were some tables spare so we were able to get seated. We had seen the pre-theatre dinner menu on the website which was 2 meals for £11.00 but we were only given the normal menu. I didn't say anything as the booking was a suprise for my Mum's birthday and the food on the menu was reasonably priced. Two of us had the hunters chicken and I had the gammon steak which was delicious. All the food was absolutely amazing and the dining room was a fabulous place to eat in with lots of pictures of Charlie Chaplin on the walls as he used to rehearse there when it was a small theatre in 1878. The Christmas decorations were up so it all felt lovely and cosy. We would definatley go back again but they just need to sort out their booking from the website as it doesn't seem to work!

  • ((((* 8 November 2016 by Jackie Blackman from Saint Albans

    Chose sausages with mash, gravy and trimmings. Delicious. Sat in the window watching world go by, excellent. Room has great atmosphere. Good beers and wine.

  • (**** 1 November 2016 by David Holt from Royston

    Very average

  • ((((* 9 October 2016 by Ai ling from London

    Service was excellent and food was good!

  • ((((( 7 October 2016 by Audrey Ardern-jones from London Borough of Camden

    The food was very reasonable and delicious

  • ((((( 1 October 2016 by Colm Egan from London

    Service was polite and quick. Food v nice

  • ((((( 3 May 2016 by Suzanne Jeffery from London

    Excellent food, excellent staff. Will definitely dine here again!

  • ((((* 1 March 2016 by Ruth Farre from Eastbourne

    room was nicely decorated, food was lovely, great value for money, service was good no rushing us to get out, nice and relaxed

  • (((** 12 February 2016 by Ann Barrett from Surrey Heath District

    Bar staff although very pleasant did not speak or understand English very well and so our food order was incorrect. dLong waits at the bar to order as it got busier and unfortunately dining room closed so we were restricted to a small table downstairs. Having said that, food presented nicely and of a good standard and the staff despite language difficulties were all very nice.

  • ((((( 10 February 2016 by Richard Jones from London

    Great little Pub in the perfect location for the west end. Staff was Excellent and the food was Delicious.

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